Interesting Acoustic Wall

I found this acoustic wall by Noshin Khan to be very beautiful, very creative use of material. I just wonder if a proper acoustic study has been done to test its success since steel sheet isn’t recognized as a good acoustic material. Maybe the folds in the beautifully complex form enforce the deflection of sound and stop it from passing to the other side of the wall, which would be very impressive. If it’s still up in AUS I would love to go see it in person!

 

The Nature of Space – Brazil to Kuwait | Talk at CAP May 11th 2016

During the period of the exhibition curated by myself, Antonio Da Silva and Ruth Jones, Antonio and I gave a talk in the gallery about two main topics: 1| The journey of the exhibition, how it began by Antonio inviting artists to exhibit in a gallery in Porto Alegre, Brazil and how it came to Kuwait and grew as an exhibition. 2| The relationship between art and architecture and how it relates to each artist in the exhibition since a quarter of them are architects and the remaining artists have a strong relationship with space. This was opened up for debate at the end which ended up being a very lively discussion between artists, architects, students, and other professionals such as business managers at oil companies, it was interesting to hear all the strong opinions about whether architecture is a form of fine art or not and how each of them had validity.

Lecture Poster | The Nature of Space - Brazil to Kuwait

You can find the presentation in the link below:

The Nature of Space_Brazil to Kuwait

Jotted Manifesto. 2014

The Sublime and the BeautifulChaos & Order – Happiness & Knowledge
Love

Beauty

Truth

Harmony

God

Man

Your job should be about the future, your life should be about the now.

The Five Elements:

Career Wellbeing

Social Wellbeing

Financial Wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing

Community Wellbeing

Live life like Jazz

Back then, they had wisdom, expressions that were passed down through generations, now we have science and modern philosophy, so is one better than the other? Are we more evolved or at the same level?

Giving

We were abstract when we didn’t have tools, then we were precise, then we were abstract again, now we are the extreme of both

Animals should be a part of human life

To reach a higher level of consciousness 

Surat An’ Nur

One of the most famous verses in the Quran is about light, which is also famous for being the inspiration for Muslim artists, me being one of them:

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

Long Live the Body

Tips for a healthy long-living body and treatment for my tension miostis syndrome/tendonitis/bruised bone.

Routine:

Wake up at 6, pray, stretch in the sun (always forward fold), shower

Breakfast: Cereal with oatmeal and fresh milk or soy milk. Or poached eggs and tuna, alternate daily, drink: Orange juice

Take smoothie to work with salad

Snacks: almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate

Dinner: Salmon
[1] Shefali’s Remedies

Observe the food which gives you strength and the food which builds inertia.

Drink a smoothie in the morning and early evening. It will help clear your digestive tract.

My usual mixes are:

1. Cucumber (good for joints), mint, lemon, chilly

2. Tomato, chilly

3. Lettuce, papaya

4. Carrot, orange

5. Wheatgrass, honey, warm water

6. Wheatgrass, banana

You can drink it with the fibre or strain it to make a clear juice.
Stretch when you body is warm (the sun helps for this). You are a dancer, so I’m sure you know your stretches. Elongate your back, arms and hamstrings. Be careful to not exert too much. Slow and steady.
Heat some mustard oil in a pan with a few cloves of garlic and massage it into your skin when it is still warm. It doesn’t smell pleasant but it relieves pain like magic..be patient though, the relief might not be overnight.

 

[2] Foods good for joints:

Cherries – Red Peppers – Canned Salmon – Oatmeal – Turmeric – Walnuts – Kale – Cod liver oil

 

[3] Foods high in calcium:

fortified cereals [total, raisin bran, corn flakes] – fortified orange juice – fortified soymilk – enriched breads – dark leafy greens – broccoli – collard greens – cheese – low fat milk and yogurt – bok choy – fortified tofu – okra – green beans – almonds – fish canned with their bones [sardines] – edamame – figs – oranges – kale – almonds

 

[4] How to get Vitamin D:

Number One: Sunlight.

Then: Vitamin D supplements, cod liver oil, ultraviolet lamps and bulbs, egg yolks, tuna, mackerel, salmon, canned tuna, mushrooms, milk, orange juice [Florida’s Natural, Minute Maid Kids +], soy milk, fortified cereals, beef liver, cheese.

 

[5] Other healthy eating tips

Bananas Are Good

Simply put: one or two bananas a day will give you a nutritional boost, keep your energy up, help stave off your hunger, and are highly unlikely to add inches to your waistline.

 

Oils

try to stick to plant-based fats, such as olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil, all of which offer superior health benefits to animal-derived fats.

 

Late dinners are Fine [still debatable]

Truth be told: it’s all about the total number of calories you consume in a day, not the time of day you consume them…but some say the calories you have at night turn into fat rather than get digested.

 

Snack, but in Moderation

Try to pick out high fiber, nutritionally dense foods for snacking – raw nuts, fruits, and vegetables are all great choices, as are whole grain breads, nut butters, and hummus.
Don’t get carried away.

Arabic Poem Excerpts

أنا حبيبي بسمته تخجل الضي 

يكسف سنا بدر الدجى من جبينه 

راعي العيون الناعسه رمشها في 

وإن سلهمت ذاب الحشا من حنينه

كم كان كبيرا حظي حين عثرت عليك

نزار قباني

ترمي بقوس الحواجب أسمها تبري

و نبلها قد أصاب

قلبي الشجي متيم

يا من هواه ملكني صرت في أسري

هذا جري في الكتاب

أمراً علينا محتم 

فريد الحسن جود و اكسب اجرى

فالهجر منك آذاب

و خالط اللحم و الدم

متى متى يا حبيبي ينقضى أمرى 

و ينقضي ذا العتاب

في وسط مجلس منظم